African presidents in the United States for the UN General Assembly

Several African Heads of State have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu, Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema, Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi and Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari have so far confirmed they will be attending.

It is the first time for President Samia and President Hakainde to attend this meeting.

Mr Hakainde who was scheduled to have a meeting with President Joe Biden will eventually meet Vice-President Kamala Harris, according to the Lusaka Times newspaper.

The change of schedule came days after Zambia’s Vice-President Mutale Nalumango told parliament that the country would not entertain gay rights, the newspaper reports.

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Most heads of states will join virtually because of coronavirus, BBC News reports.

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